History and places to visit in Rishikesh (uttarakhand)

The following information is about the Rishikesh which was located in the uttarakhand India. The following article contain the information about the tourist places in the Rishikesh, restaurant in Rishikesh, weather in the Rishikesh and the other important information about the Rishikesh. If you want extra information about the place Rishikesh please go through the following article.


Rishikesh is the city present in the state of Uttarakhand India. Dehradun was the district of the Rishikesh .The total population of the city Rishikesh iss above then 75,000.The Rishikesh was also spelled as Hrishikesh, Rushikesh or Hrushikesh.
The Rishikesh was located in the foot hills of the Himalayas in the northern India. The Rishikesh was also known as the gateway to the Himalayas .The Rishikesh was at a distance of 25 km from the Haridwar. Haridwar was the famous for the temples and the river named as Ganga. Ganga was the river which flow through Haridwar and the entire tourist who came there should get bath in the river Ganga .Haridwar was the holy city and was much famous for the temples and the river Ganga all over the India even from the world tourist and the pilgrims came there to view all the temples and for getting the bath in the river Ganga.
The Rishikesh was famous for the presence of the pilgrims and the tourist those came there each year. Thousands of tourists came there for viewing the great picture made by the good itself called Rishikesh.

The District nearest Rishikesh are Tehri Garhwal, Pauri Garhwal and Haridwar. The Rishikesh which was also called Hrishikesh, Rushikesh have a great meaning of itself. This was the name of "VISHNU" that means the name of "load of the severs". The word Hrishik and ish join together to make the word Hrishikesh. Hrishik also have the great meaning of it that is the senses and the word ish means master or the lord .Hence the overall word means that "The lord of sense or we can say lord Vishnu". that is why the city Rishikesh get the name of lord Vishnu who came to Rishikesh as an Rishi whose name was "Raibhya Rishi".as a result of this the Rishi done the Tapasaya in the city in the ancient time after the tapasaya of the rishi the place Rishikesh called the name of Rishikesh.

Rishikesh was famous for the Yoga the Rishikesh also called as the Yoga capital. The Rishikesh is also known as the starting point of "CHAR DHAM" which includes the four places Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.


Ram jhula was situated in the city Rishikesh .The place Ram Jhula was famous for Ashrams which was formed in the Ram Jhula it contain the Ashrams Geeta Bhavan and also the Swarg Ashram .The Ram jhula was situated in the Rishikesh what the actual position of the Ram Jhula was located in 3km north of the Rishikesh.
Many people's or the Tourist came there for visiting the Ashrams and the for getting the great experience of the Hindus Worship how they worship the river Ganga. The all Ashrams were situated in the Bank of river.

Laxman Jhula was also famous for the tourist gathering places. The tourist came there for having the darshan of great temple named as "Laxman Temple" with Risha kund .The tourist gather there because according to the locals people's the Lord Ram and there small brother lord Laxman after killing the Ravana they get bath there.

Laxman jhula is also famous for the bridge across the river Ganga. The Laxman jhula was situated at the distance of 3km from the main station of Rishikesh. The bridge was having the dimension it was 450 km long and is situated at the height of 70 feet from the river Ganga. At first the Laxman was only a suspension bridge but as the time run the bridge named as "Laxman Jhula".


The Rishikesh is also famous for the temples present in the Rishikesh .The tourist came there in each year they only visit to view how the Hindus worship there God. The Rishikesh have many temples like Bharat mandir, Nilkanth Mahadev Temple, Raghunath Temple, Hanuman mandir.

Bharat mandir was the famous mandir for tourist from all over the India as well as from the world also .It was situated in Rishikesh this was at a distance of half kilometer from the famous bank of river Ganga that is "Triveni Ghat" .The Bharat mandir is also famous for the regard of the old ancient mandir in the city Rishikesh.

The Nilkanth Mahadev Mandir was also an ancient mandir located in the Rishikesh it will also have the popularity as the other mandir have the tourist also have the yield for viewing the mandir. The Nilkanth Mahadev Mandir was situated at a height of 1675 meters on the hills which was also above than the swarg Ashram. The place around the Nilkanth Mahadev Mandir was having the cool climate and has a great view.

The Raghunath mandir was also a famous in the Rishikesh most of the tourist visited there to view the Raghunath mandir. The mandir have the murti of lord Raghunath which was a great lord of the Hindus dharma.
All Hindus gather there for worship the lord. The tourist who came there for the darshan of the lord Raghunath in the Raghunath mandir was also feel great after getting the darshan of lord raghunath.

4)Hanuman mandir
Hanuman mandir is a mandir the lord Hanuman. In Ramayana we all know that the role of lord Hanuman how they protect the Mata Sita when the Mata Sita was capture by the Ravana. Then the lord Hanuman with the Lord Rama husband of Mata Sita and also the small brother of lord Rama lord Laxman all save the Mata Sita from the Ravana. The Hanuman mandir was located at the Maya kund.
The Hanuman mandir was made by the Swami Ramdas in 1924.


The Rishikesh was also famous for all the Ashrams. There are many Ashrams present in the Rishikesh like Sivananda Ashrams, Omkaranada Ashram, Swarg Ashram, and Geeta Bhavan in Rishikesh.

The Swarg Ashram was made in the memory of Swami Vishudhanand he was a saint. The saint shri swami vishudhanand was better known as kali kamli wala. The swarg ashram was located 5km from the Rishikesh.

The Omkarananda Ashram was getting established in 1967. This ashram was maintained and run by a group the name of that group was Sanvasis. The proper location of this Omkarananda Ashram was at Muni-ke-Reti this place was located just on the bank of the river Ganga. The ashram was in the leadership of shri Omkarananda. This ashram was also a well place to visit for the tourist of the Rishikesh.

Sivananda ashram was established in 1932. This ashram was founded by the Swami Sivananda. This ashram was also now a day's also found as the great source of tourist attraction because now days this ashram has the number of halls and a temple and also a Gurudev's kutir. The Sivananda ashram also has the yoga facility inside the ashram. In yoga they include the different kind of exercises different kinds of exercises etc. all these exercises and yoga make the tourist feel relax and healthy.
The ashram also have the courses of yoga, Vedanta, ethics etc which was given in the ashram itself.

Geeta Bhavan was a popular place in the city Rishikesh it makes you live with the past. The Geeta Bhavan is like a Museum it contain all the historical secrets. It contains the paintings and the statues of the following characters which are present in the Hindus Mythology. It contains the paintings of Gita sandesh to the lord Krishna and many more information from the Mahabharata about the war etc.

The Gita Bhavan was generally located in the city Rishikesh on the bank of the river Ganga. The one more specialty of the Geeta bhavan is that it contains many rooms about 1000 in numbers and that are absolutely for the Devotees for stay there and also the Geeta bhavan also consists of a great complex for the tourists.


Rishikesh is starting point of the Char Dham Yatra and also the Gateway to the Himalayan if you are planning to visit Rishikesh then you are most welcome. You can arrive Rishikesh through any source if you are planning through air, rail, or through road you can easily able to came Rishikesh.
You are planning to come Rishikesh through air then you found the nearest airport to the Rishikesh was in the Dehradun the airport named as “JOLLY GRANT AIRPORT". The airport Jolly Grant Airport was situated in Dehradun which was at a distance of 35 km from the Rishikesh.

You are planning to visit Rishikesh through road then you can easily arrive through anywhere from Delhi, Agra, and Chandigarh or you can choose the way you want because by travelling through road its quit difficult but also easy as well as good.

If you are travelling through the rail then the nearest Railway station was the Haridwar. The travelling through was quite easy because it feel good when we traveling in the relax mood.


The German bakery is famous for the cakes, pastry; chocolates etc. when the tourist was not interested to have the food for eat then the tourist usually go in the bakery to have some refreshment. The place Rishikesh was a cool place to visit with that if you could found such the delicious things to eat then the day was become good for everyone. The German bakery as famous for his delicious items is as much famous for the cleanliness in the bakery. So if you are planned to come to visit Rishikesh then you can have such refreshment in the German bakery.

The Little Italy was the restaurant which was situated in the Rishikesh. This restaurant was also famous for the food which they made for the tourists. As we all know in India the food make their special in each heart of every Indian. That feeling you got in the restaurant of Rishikesh.

As the name suggested you the Madras café here the food got the specialty of Madras itself. The food here was like the Madras food but also they have the food included the number of the Himalayas dishes.
Chotiwala restaurant was situated in the city Rishikesh which was popular for his dishes in the restaurant. In the chotiwala restaurant all type North and South Indian food was offer. The taste of food in the chotiwala restaurant was also having the popularity like the restaurant has. The food we have in the restaurant was only the vegetarian. The chotiwala restaurant was situated in the city Rishikesh which was located near to the Ram jhula Rishikesh.

The Buddha café also found in the place Rishikesh. This café includes the wonderful view of the river from the café as you enjoying the food in the café your enjoyment become more when you take the view from the café.

Elachi restaurant was also a famous café found in the city Rishikesh. This restaurant was having the facility of Indian food. The behavior of the staff of the restaurant has the friendly nature with every one which makes the rank of this restaurant above among the entire restaurant.

The Lucy restaurant was also found in the city Rishikesh this restaurant have one extra facility that with the facility of good food it also has the facility to relax after having the food. You can relax on the bank of the river Ganga after the food.


The weather in the city Rishikesh was also cool. The climate in the Rishikesh was also good in all the month the climate was cool but in few weeks of summers the climate become hot only have the temperature up to 29 degree maximum.

In the Rishikesh the climate was good as it was cool but the rainfall during the day time was one of the drawbacks of the place Rishikesh. But the weather not always like that the rain was only remaining for the few min. but after that the climate become well.
Actually the Rishikesh was placed which was surrounded by the mountains that's why the climate was like that. If we talk about the temperatures during winters the temperatures reaches to freezing point also then you should have all the arrangement with to keep you warm at that time.


You can also enjoying the camping in the place Rishikesh. The Rishikesh offers you the camping in two place one in the jungle and the other one in the beach.
The places where you can enjoy camping are
1)Brahmpuri camp
2)Shivpuri beach camps
3)Marine drive beach camp
4)Shivpuri jungle camp
5)Luxury jungle camp


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